Buhari appoints former NPA MD, Omar Suleiman, 41 others as ambassadors 

Engr. Omar Suleiman

Engr. Omar Suleiman

 

President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent the name of former Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Engr. Omar Suleiman, and 41 others to the Senate for confirmation as ambassadors.

Suleiman served as the Managing Director of NPA from December 2010 to July 2012. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, he served as NPA’s London Representative (2000 to 2003); Port Manager of Onne Port (2003 to 2006) and General Manager Capital Projects (2006 to 2010).

41 of the nominees are to serve as non-career ambassadors while one of them, Suleiman Sani, nominated from the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, was nominated as a career ambassador-designate.

This comes about three weeks after the Senate confirmed 42 other career ambassadors-designate nominated by the President.

President Buhari forwarded the names of the nominees to the Senate, seeking confirmation of their appointments “in accordance to section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution”. His letter was read out by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the start of plenary on Wednesday.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

1. Umar Suleiman (Adamawa)

2. Kevin Peter (Adamawa)

3. Oboro Efliong Akpablo (Akwa Ibom)

4. Elejah Onyeagba (Anambra)

5. Abubakar Siyi (Bauchi)

6. Philip Ikurusi (Bayelsa)

7. Tarzoor Terhemen (Benue)

8. Paul Adikwu (Benue)

9. Al-Bishir Al-Hussain (Borno)

10. Bwala Bukar (Borno)

11. Monique Ekpong (Cross River)

12. Oma Djebah (Delta)

13. Ominyi Eze (Ebonyi)

14. Yamah Musa (Edo)

15. C. O Ugwu (Enugu)

16. Hajara Salim (Gombe)

17. Obiezu Chinyerem (Imo)

18. Ali Magashi (Jigawa)

19. M. A. Markarfi (Kaduna)

20. Hamisu Takalmawa (Kano)

21. Jazuli Gadalanci (Kano)

22. Safiya Nuhu (Kano)

23. Yahaya Lawal (Katsina)

24. Dare Sunday Awoniyi (Kogi)

25. Ibrahim Laaro (Kwara)

26. Abioye Bello (Kwara)

27. Zara Umar (Kwara)

28. Ademola Seriki (Lagos)

29. Henry Omaku (Nasarawa)

30. Sarafa Isola (Ogun)

31. Nimi Akinkube (Ondo)

32. Adejaba Bello (Osun)

33. Adeshina Alege (Oyo)

34. Debo Adeshina (Oyo)

35. Folakemi Akinyele (Oyo)

36. Shehu Yibaikwal (Plateau)

37. Maureen Tamuno (Rivers)

38. Faruk Yabo (Sokoto)

39. Adamu Hassan (Taraba)

40. Yusuf Mohammed (Yobe)

41. Abubakar Moriki (Zamfara)